Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

Where are you in the Harvard application process?

I'm applying next year, just reading this thread to prepare
38
12%
Applying this year, I got an extension on my application
1
0%
I applied and haven't gotten a JS1 yet
64
20%
I applied and got a JS1, but haven't had it yet.
7
2%
I had my JS1 but I'm waiting for a magical phone call
43
13%
Already had my JS2, just here to help
62
19%
Waitlisted
61
19%
Dinged D:
49
15%
 
Total votes: 325

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Searchparty » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:32 pm

ralph wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:I think we're reading into these letters way too much. If you've got good numbers, as you do t14orbust, then there's no reason they'd send to you for nefarious reasons. Maybe it has to do with the drop in applicants, maybe it's just procedural to get the word out a bit so they have a bigger pool to work with, who knows. 1 year from now we can discuss this in depth and with out all the stress at some restaurant in Cambridge.


So do you think we should call the email a JSP(pre)?

Anyone else get a JSP? Someone should add a column on the google doc roster.


HLS probably blanket emailed anyone who's worthy in T14 schools (and maybe beyond). There's no reason to think they only emailed qualified applicants. Especially because most people haven't taken their LSATs yet... Emails are free, applications make money.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby ralph » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:51 pm

Searchparty wrote:
ralph wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:I think we're reading into these letters way too much. If you've got good numbers, as you do t14orbust, then there's no reason they'd send to you for nefarious reasons. Maybe it has to do with the drop in applicants, maybe it's just procedural to get the word out a bit so they have a bigger pool to work with, who knows. 1 year from now we can discuss this in depth and with out all the stress at some restaurant in Cambridge.


So do you think we should call the email a JSP(pre)?

Anyone else get a JSP? Someone should add a column on the google doc roster.


HLS probably blanket emailed anyone who's worthy in T14 schools (and maybe beyond). There's no reason to think they only emailed qualified applicants. Especially because most people haven't taken their LSATs yet... Emails are free, applications make money.


Yeah I know, it was just a trolling attempt. Sorry.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby 2x2Matrix » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:33 pm

ralph wrote:
Searchparty wrote:
ralph wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:I think we're reading into these letters way too much. If you've got good numbers, as you do t14orbust, then there's no reason they'd send to you for nefarious reasons. Maybe it has to do with the drop in applicants, maybe it's just procedural to get the word out a bit so they have a bigger pool to work with, who knows. 1 year from now we can discuss this in depth and with out all the stress at some restaurant in Cambridge.


So do you think we should call the email a JSP(pre)?

Anyone else get a JSP? Someone should add a column on the google doc roster.


HLS probably blanket emailed anyone who's worthy in T14 schools (and maybe beyond). There's no reason to think they only emailed qualified applicants. Especially because most people haven't taken their LSATs yet... Emails are free, applications make money.


Yeah I know, it was just a trolling attempt. Sorry.


I knew you were trolling <3

Also, checking in. Just added myself to spreadsheet

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:38 pm

2x2Matrix wrote:
ralph wrote:Also, checking in. Just added myself to spreadsheet


Checked to see what you thought of your softs. I'm glad we agree hahah.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:41 pm

t-14orbust wrote:Don't forget to join the spreadsheet, bros


Done

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:43 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:Don't forget to join the spreadsheet, bros


Done


Might as well put Yale in the attending box, if that's where you want to go that is.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby 2x2Matrix » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:54 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
2x2Matrix wrote:
ralph wrote:Also, checking in. Just added myself to spreadsheet


Checked to see what you thought of your softs. I'm glad we agree hahah.


o:) Do we work in the same profession?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:55 pm

2x2Matrix wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
2x2Matrix wrote:
ralph wrote:Also, checking in. Just added myself to spreadsheet


Checked to see what you thought of your softs. I'm glad we agree hahah.


o:) Do we work in the same profession?


lol no, but my WE/softs are so weak in comparison to MBB that if you put average in that box I would feel pretty shitty about myself.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby 2x2Matrix » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:01 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
2x2Matrix wrote:
o:) Do we work in the same profession?


lol no, but my WE/softs are so weak in comparison to MBB that if you put average in that box I would feel pretty shitty about myself.


haha, well we'll see how much it actually helps my apps - I don't think it'll be enough to compensate for my low LSAT

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:01 pm

edgeofthenight wrote:
jrsbaseball5 wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:Finished the intro paragraph of my first draft PS today :) Finally making some progress lol


Congrats! How much work did you guys put in on these parts of your app before you were done with the LSAT? I want to get all of my other stuff ready by the time my score comes back in Oct, but don't want to short change the LSAT.


Another HLS 0L popping in and happy to answer anything (at least for the next two weeks).

I nailed down my recommendations the day I got back to school (I'm a K-JD), but other than that, I didn't even think about the rest of the application until I finished my LSAT retake in October.
I started writing my PS the day after the LSAT. It went through six or seven revisions and was essentially done by the time scores came out. I poked at it a few times, had a bunch of people read it, and was confident enough to submit it right before Thanksgiving. I was admitted just under a month later.

Happy to pass on a copy of my PS – if anyone wants it, PM me. I make no promises about how good it is, but it did get me in.


This is what I was thinking as well. Figure that it is smart to approach my recommenders ASAP since I don't want to be chasing them down last minute.

I already have a rough outline for what I what to write about so it is probably best to just wait until after the LSAT and then work like crazy on the essays.

Thanks to all that responded!

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby kathj06 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:57 pm

Checking in; here's to being completely delusional!

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Amicus_Curiae2013 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:22 pm

Checking in. Anyone else joining the Online admissions Event sponsored by Kaplan?

The law admissions officers participating in this event are:
· Randi Garnick, Director of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania Law School
· Kenneth Kleinrock, Associate Dean for Admissions, New York University School of Law
· Anne Richard, Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions, University of Virginia School of Law
· Jessica Soban, Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer, Harvard Law School
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby The-Specs » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:24 pm

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Amicus_Curiae2013 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:25 pm

The-Specs wrote:
Amicus_Curiae2013 wrote:Checking in. Anyone else joining the Online admissions Event sponsored by Kaplan?

The law admissions officers participating in this event are:
· Randi Garnick, Director of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania Law School
· Kenneth Kleinrock, Associate Dean for Admissions, New York University School of Law
· Anne Richard, Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions, University of Virginia School of Law
· Jessica Soban, Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer, Harvard Law School


+1 I am.



Monday, August 19, 2013, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET

Did you get an email as well and from which one of these schools?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wtrc » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:28 am

Amicus_Curiae2013 wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
Amicus_Curiae2013 wrote:Checking in. Anyone else joining the Online admissions Event sponsored by Kaplan?

The law admissions officers participating in this event are:
· Randi Garnick, Director of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania Law School
· Kenneth Kleinrock, Associate Dean for Admissions, New York University School of Law
· Anne Richard, Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions, University of Virginia School of Law
· Jessica Soban, Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer, Harvard Law School


+1 I am.



Monday, August 19, 2013, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET

Did you get an email as well and from which one of these schools?


I did, and I'll be there- my email was from UVA. You?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby charlie.black » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:46 am

Ill be listening in. Should be insightful. The email was sent by Anne Richard.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Humbert Humbert » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:12 am

I'm confused. At the HLS event in NYC last week, JS referenced this event (I believe it had taken place the night before?) and said that it would be broadcast on Kaplan's website at some point in the near future. But this email implies that the event is going to be happening live on the 19th, not merely being re-played online ("If you log in to this event, you will be able to ask questions and participate in the discussion.").

What is going on :?:

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wtrc » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:12 am

Once I click "submit" on this post, I will have hit 1,000. I wanted it to go here. HLS Karma, or something.

At 100 posts you can submit photos, I fully expect 1000 posts to be awesome.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Amicus_Curiae2013 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:17 am

Humbert Humbert wrote:I'm confused. At the HLS event in NYC last week, JS referenced this event (I believe it had taken place the night before?) and said that it would be broadcast on Kaplan's website at some point in the near future. But this email implies that the event is going to be happening live on the 19th, not merely being re-played online ("If you log in to this event, you will be able to ask questions and participate in the discussion.").

What is going on :?:


My impression was that this was an online live event following one that took place in NY. Perhaps for those who could not make it e.g. out of state students?
Also, I don't believe this was just a random email. I am thinking they are targeting applicants based on profile/stats and on the students interest as reported on the lsac. (List of schools or region selected etc...)

Did anyone receive the same email from HLS?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:20 am

Amicus_Curiae2013 wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:I'm confused. At the HLS event in NYC last week, JS referenced this event (I believe it had taken place the night before?) and said that it would be broadcast on Kaplan's website at some point in the near future. But this email implies that the event is going to be happening live on the 19th, not merely being re-played online ("If you log in to this event, you will be able to ask questions and participate in the discussion.").

What is going on :?:


My impression was that this was an online live event following one that took place in NY. Perhaps for those who could not make it e.g. out of state students?
Also, I don't believe this was just a random email. I am thinking they are targeting applicants based on profile/stats and on the students interest as reported on the lsac. (List of schools or region selected etc...)

Did anyone receive the same email from HLS?


I doubt it's based on LSAT because someone got that e-mail with a 158.

edit: Unless they really just want to be assholes and goad people into dropping that app$ and then dinging them.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby NapoleonXV » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:23 am

Checking in ...

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Amicus_Curiae2013 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:28 am

t-14orbust wrote:
Amicus_Curiae2013 wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:I'm confused. At the HLS event in NYC last week, JS referenced this event (I believe it had taken place the night before?) and said that it would be broadcast on Kaplan's website at some point in the near future. But this email implies that the event is going to be happening live on the 19th, not merely being re-played online ("If you log in to this event, you will be able to ask questions and participate in the discussion.").

What is going on :?:


My impression was that this was an online live event following one that took place in NY. Perhaps for those who could not make it e.g. out of state students?
Also, I don't believe this was just a random email. I am thinking they are targeting applicants based on profile/stats and on the students interest as reported on the lsac. (List of schools or region selected etc...)

Did anyone receive the same email from HLS?


I doubt it's based on LSAT because someone got that e-mail with a 158.

edit: Unless they really just want to be assholes and goad people into dropping that app$ and then dinging them.


Student profiles include many other variables and softs such as GPA, languages spoken, Study abroad, Graduate degree, years out of school, racial background etc... Believe me, this was not random. :)

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby californiauser » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:50 am

What constitues average work experience for the google spreadsheet?

Would govt work experience in the field I want to go into be considered an "average" soft? below average?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby The-Specs » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:37 pm

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Gamine » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:54 pm

Just added myself to the spreadsheet :D




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